Millersville University — Vice President, Finance and Administration

Millersville University of Pennsylvania seeks an accomplished and innovative financial leader to become its next vice president for finance and administration (VPFA). We invite nominations and applications as part of the search.

Founded in 1855, Millersville University is a top-ranked, public university that is committed to offering students a high-quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by exceptional faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. With over 100 undergraduate programs of study, Millersville serves 7,781 undergraduate and graduate students with 70,000 alumni. There are 321 full-time faculty and 504 full-time staff and administration. Located on 250 acres in the heart of historic Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE).

The next VPFA will be joining Millersville University at an ideal time in its history. Historically, Millersville’s president and the university have been well served by seasoned and dedicated senior leaders. The next VPFA will be joining the University following the arrival of a new president and new cabinet-level executives. While there are many new leaders on campus, there are also several long-serving administrators on campus, providing continuity and institutional knowledge. The VPFA’s leadership team reflects the University’s cabinet in their balance between new and experienced leaders.

Reporting directly to the president, the VPFA will be expected to serve as an innovative partner in the management and development of tactics that advance the institution’s overall academic, administrative and strategic goals. In addition to managing a complex enterprise, the next VPFA will contribute to a vibrant and high performing leadership team, help build a campus of diversity and inclusion, partner with the university on the development of a new strategic plan, and position Millersville University for the future.

The next vice president for finance and administration will be an accomplished professional of the highest integrity who embraces positive change and a proactive team approach. The VPFA will work with colleagues in a spirit of partnership, transparency and fiscal responsibility. This person will understand and respect shared governance and will promote an environment that encourages teamwork, student success, inclusive decision-making, and a sense of community. The successful candidate will be a confident, innovative, entrepreneurial leader with excellent financial expertise and significant managerial experience. Experience working within a higher education system and within a collective bargaining environment is a significant advantage. A graduate degree, ideally an MBA or MA in a business field, and a record of more than 10 years of leadership experience, including increasing responsibility in a financial role, is required. Higher education experience is desirable. For more information please visit, www.wittkieffer.com.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by August 1, 2019. Candidates should provide, as three separate documents, a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this Leadership Profile, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Millersville University’s consultants Robert W. Luke and Julia Venetos at MU-VPFA@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone via Joan Larson at 630-575-6926.

The Millersville University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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